Sugar Addiction

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I reached for a can of orange soda in the fridge the other day and looking at the back, I noticed that the sugar content was 57g. Wow! I remember when sugar in soda was 32g, several years back, but it seems to be increasing.

It’s hard to realize how sweet something is until you’ve weaned yourself off of sugar for a period of time. I didn’t realize that the sweet products in America contain way more sugar than products in certain countries in Europe until I lived in Spain for a few months and came back to my country. In Europe, the chocolate covered donuts were my favorite. The first thing I noticed about it was that it was not as sweet. When I moved back to my country and had soda or chocolate donuts or anything else with chocolate, the difference was clear, there’s way more sugar in food products in America.

Diabetes is no stranger in my family, my Mom, Aunts, Uncles, almost all have ended up with it, which makes it easy for me to go down that same path. I used to put at least five packets of sugar in my coffee and drank a bottle of grapefruit juice every morning, later finding out that it had 28g of sugar. When I came across a website that had a list of one-hundred some reasons why sugar is bad for the body and other supportive health sources, I decided to fast from sugar. That fast continued for three months, but at the end of that time, I did not have the temptation to go back to eating or drinking anything with as much sugar. I didn’t go back to the five packets of sugar, rather not using sugar at all, nor did I go back to the grapefruit juice. The first day I stopped drinking the grapefruit juice, one of the first clear differences I noticed was that I was not a sleepy or sluggish as usual and that continued as I stayed off of it. My body had adjusted to not taking in sugar.

Interestingly, cancer, parasites and candida in the body thrive on sugar and can cause sugar cravings. When I found about about this, I went to a vitamin shop and bought one of those small boxes for cleansing. I did the parasite cleanse first, then candida. The first two days, my stomach was going crazy. At the end of both cleanses, I noticed that I didn’t have as much of a sweet-tooth, not the usual sugar craving that I used to have. I’ve seen two very dear people who passed from cancer and one of the transitions that happens in the body that I noticed in both situations is that the appetite disappears for all food except for sugar. One of the ways to kills more cancer cells when going through chemo is to starve the cells for a period of time, then introduce sugar shortly before treatment.

Sugar can be like a drug, an addiction, sometimes a comfort in hard times. It may be that one packet of sugar is not enough, then one turns into three. Sweet becomes not sweet enough. I remember when a friend from class was having a break down from all the stresses of school work, I bought her a chocolate frosty from Wendy’s. While tears were falling from her eyes, she took that first scoop and instantly she was smiling, it was if all her problems just went away. Oh! The comfort of dessert. Like a drug, it can be hard to withdraw from sugar if the body is very accustomed to taking in a lot of it everyday, but after a few days, it gets easier.

Fake sugar in the body may be worse because it’s unnatural. I read a book called, The Seven Pillars of Health, written by Dr. Colbert. He mentions that he had a patient that started having back pains and it happened to be linked to fake sugar that he started taking. Unfortunately, fake food is a huge industry. Although many harmful to the body, it seems, will always be sustained through demand.

Metaverse Life Outside of Reality

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Life can be tough sometimes, to a point where daydreaming or living outside of reality can be an outlet to not think about the hardships in life, but how far or how long is too much? At what stage do we need to get to in order to realize that living in a virtual world for a lengthy amount of time becomes very unhealthy.

I had a friend who had a boyfriend who would just come over her house and play video games on her large screen TV. Although he was physically present, mentally, he was gone, into the video game. I admit, playing video games can be fun, but just as other things, it can become an addiction. It takes one’s mind out of reality, especially if it involves wearing VR goggles.

Now, instead of a game just being a source of entertainment, Facebook or now, Meta, wants their users to live a life outside of reality. If you’ve seem Facebook’s video where Mark Zuckerberg is introducing Facebook’s transition as now, Meta, he presents himself in a virtual environment with his own avatar. His avatar goes into another virtual space with other avatars, associated with other real people. There’s a clip where other avatars meet up to celebrate a birthday party in virtual reality. What’s a birthday party without a real cake to eat or making goofy memories with friends in person? Will this younger generation be making memories with their avatar friends in virtual reality? The video is very troubling in a sense with the question of, what is this technology going to do to the younger generation? Rather than meeting their friends in person, they will meet virtually, in a metaverse. This virtual world can become a constant outlet to mentally and visually leave reality.

Will their identity be their avatar and the house they live in a virtual home and what happens when they step outside of their virtual world, will it be a blow to real life? I can’t imagine how much damage Meta/ Facebook will be doing to this younger generation, but it doesn’t matter to them, because they will be profiting off the hours that users will spend online and what they will be purchasing to stay in their metaverse. There’s exploration inside a pre-programmed virtual world, but no hands on innovation or creativity. Take the internet away and what are kids left with?

Gut Feeling for a Miraculous Healing

About nine years ago I became allergic to wheat. I could not eat bread, cake, donuts, pizza and many other foods that contain wheat flour. If I ate just a tiny amount of those foods, I would swell up on the inside, have a headache, vertigo, IBS, or a rash for two weeks.

For someone who’s allergic to wheat, what happens is when it enters the colon, it makes the villi swell up for two weeks, which blocks it from absorbing nutrients. The body then becomes deprived of what it needs from food. For someone who’s allergic to wheat to continue to eat it can end up with diabetes or cancer.

If I had not spoke to a friend of mine who is allergic to wheat gluten, I would have never known what was happening to my body. She had been diagnosed with cancer twice and survived. After she recovered the second time, she withdrew from eating wheat gluten and afterwards, felt like she’s had been sick for so long. She has been cancer free ever since. It’s been nine years of gluten free eating for me. Although, here and there I get surprised when I unknowingly eat food with wheat flour.

Just to a make things more complicated, I started getting pressure right below the center of my rib cage. This would typically happen when I would eat or drink cold sweet dairy or spicy food. It would sometimes get really uncomfortable at night as I’m trying to sleep. After experience this on and off, I finally saw a doctor this Monday and she had me get an x-ray done just to make sure I’m free and clear of anything alarming and thank God, the x-ray was clear. She prescribed some pills that would decrease my stomach acid.

Two days later, I still hadn’t had a chance to get the pills. It was about that time of the day, time for the news and as I sifted through I saw the 700 club news. Thinking about how they pray at the end of the show and at times, they get a word from God for someone watching to be healed of anything physical, mental or emotional. For some reason, I felt that maybe tonight or some night they would have a word for me.

I casually thought about it and when Gordon started speaking, I heard him say, something about someone with problems with stomach acid, he went on about getting bloated, not being able to eat spicy foods, bread and pizza. Then he said God is healing your digestive system. At that moment, it wasn’t even him anymore as I felt the Lord in that moment. What timing! I had just been tested for wheat allergy and prescribed pills for stomach acid and now God heals me.

Even though it felt like God presence was in the room at that moment, I still had some skepticism so I decided to test it out the next day and today. I had cheese bread, focaccia bread, flour tortilla, semolina noodles and a hamburger with a regular bun on it. Each time, I did not get a headache, nor did I get stomach pains, bloating or a vertigo. I had been praying for the longest time for God to heal my digestive system and God has answered my prayer. It’s hard to make sense out of what has happened to my body, but it’s not supposed to, it’s a miracle. Miracles defy science. God really healed me. Hallelujah!

For those that have a similar request for healing, I ask that God will heal you as well. In Jesus name! Amen!